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SHARON — Native Americans used their land differently from the way the settlers sought to use it, but historical inquiry shows strong overlap, according to Brent Colley’s talk, “Indian Pathways,”presented on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Sharon’s Christ Church Episcopal.

More than 20 people attended an old-fashioned church potluck supper, one of a series being held to commemorate this year’s 200th anniversary of the church’s consecration. Each supper features a talk on local history. 

Colley serves as the town’s first selectman...

Sharon

These old buildings can tell tales

SHARON — Walking the centuries-old paths where now-silent generations strolled and considered their town’s present and hopeful future proved to be a provocative experience for the 20 or so residents and visitors who joined in a walk around the Sharon Green on Saturday, Sept. 28.

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Celebrating Ella Clark’s ‘amazing legacy’ as she retires

SHARON — Ella Clark, well-known to residents of Sharon and the region, was celebrated by coworkers and well-wishers on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, during a “farewell open house” at Sharon Town Hall. 
Clark, the Sharon Municipal Agent and Social Worker and founder of Chore Service, is retiring after 31 years.
Over baked goods and iced tea, about 50 people reminisced with Clark, including Sharon First Selectman Brent Colley and Selectmen Jessica Fowler and Dale Jones. 

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When ‘use it up and wear it out’ seems impossible

SHARON — A capacity crowd seeking tips on how to organize acquired stuff gathered at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, Sept. 15, to hear professional home organizer Jan Baltrush assure them that it can be done and to provide tips on getting from clutter to order in the house.
This was the first of three sessions with Baltrush as part of the library’s fall event calendar. The second of the series is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6, when the topic will be downsizing. 

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After just over a year, Alfresco closes in Sharon

SHARON — As the season for eating outside comes to a close, so will the doors of a Sharon restaurant whose name is dedicated to the joys of dining alfresco.
Dining Alfresco, the restaurant in the Sharon shopping plaza that opened in August 2018, closed on Sunday, Sept. 22. 
Owner and chef Adriano DiMario of New Milford said on Thursday, Sept. 19, that he was shutting down because of an ongoing dispute with the property’s landlord about the terms of his restaurant’s lease. 

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Bald-faced hornet nest

John Brett snapped this sculptural and lovely bald-faced hornet nest on his property in Sharon. 
These hornets look like bees and are actually a type of yellowjacket wasp, according to a blog by  UConnLadyBug at the university’s online Home and Garden Education Center. 

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All aflutter at festival

SHARON — With a snip of the scissors, Realtor Elyse Harney of Salisbury cut the ceremonial ribbon and inaugurated a new house in Sharon. The modest habitat has no heat, no A/C and no running water. But to its tenants the drafty, open-air abode is sheer luxury.
After all, the new home is strictly for butterflies, and is now part of the Sharon Audubon Center. 

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Perfect day for cruising at Sharon concours

SHARON — Happily, Hurricane Dorian decided not to enter the sixth annual Christ Church Classic Car Concours and Cruise on Saturday, Sept 7. The show was instead blessed with blue skies and perfect temperatures. 
Twenty-five assorted entries lined up in the shadow of the Clock Tower and were enjoyed by appreciative and  knowledgeable spectators. 

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Changes made to town ordinances

SHARON — Minor adjustments to Sharon town ordinances were approved at a sparsely attended town meeting held on Friday, Aug. 23. Voting was unanimously in favor of the wording changes.
Approved was a change in the regulations to allow for posting the annual proposed budget on the town’s website, thereby reducing, but not eliminating, a requirement for hard-copy printing. 

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Huge support for a group that supports military veterans

SHARON — The Saturday, Sept. 7, fundraiser for the Equus Effect had the largest turnout so far of any event for the nonprofit.  
The gala party and silent auction were held at the farm on Drum Road in Sharon of John Brett and Equus Effect co-founder Jane Strong. 
Strong and co-founder David Sonatore said more than 200 guests came to the gala, the highest attendance thus far for one of their events. 
Equus Effect uses horses to help military veterans overcome PTSD and more. 

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A lively evening of art in Sharon

SHARON — The third annual Sharon Art Walk took place on Saturday, Sept. 7, at several locales around the village Green in Sharon. 
This year’s outing was organized by Theo Coulombe, owner of the Standard Space gallery (where works by Natalie Beall in her Utility Suite series are on display until Sept. 29). 
This year, 15 artists from the Tri-state area took part in the one-evening event, including several business and municipal sites that one might not normally  expect to function as art galleries.

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